Tomorrow is Wednesday and a new working day. It would be very easy to get used to spending my days at a lesisurely pace with no pressure to get up at 05.30 in the morning and rushing to the tube and the office. These passed few days have indeed been heavenly.
So hubbs and I actually went on that spin into the country side and had coffee. Well, not just coffee - we had ample portions from this buffet too;
When the cherry trees bloom in a specific park in our town, spring is officially here. Isn't it a pretty sight, check this out:
Hubby did take me out for dinner yesterday evening, the restaurant is really OTP and has an unbelievably kitschy interior decoration. Urns full of huge fake flowers, pink nylon lace lampshades, fluffy fake flower banners with lights, huge pink mirrors and floral wall paper. Straight from a boudoir but boy is the food to die for! not forgetting the cocktails!
Have a looksie at this!
All the above photos were taken with my mobile phone in case you are wondering about the funny format.
Now to the TCR #108 Extra Edition palette for the Swedish scrappy magazine Inzpira. I did manage to put something together despite the vibrat and bold colours that I find so challenging. All the papers are from Echo Park's collection Hello Summer.
The title is in Swedish and doesn't translaste particularly well. It's from a very famous Swedish summer song that all Swedes know the lyrics to: "Sun, wind and water, are the best things I know". Remember the miserable 5 months of snow and darkness that precede summer!
And then we've come to the CSI case file # 17 that was also released on Friday:
Happy Friday! Wow, did April fly by, or what? We are wrapping up National Poetry Month this week, and our inspiration image was chosen with Astronomy Week in mind.
We would like to thank Sarah Hill, owner of The Paper Bakery Kit Club, and her fabulous design team for sponsoring us and serving as Guest Detectives this month. Their creations have been truly inspiring, and we just loved how they all jumped in enthusiastically and played with us every week!
Joining us this week are Sarah Hill, Angela Gutshall, and Erin Yamabe. CSI Detective Tina Walker is also on the Paper Bakery design team.
We also want to thank our Special April Guest Detective, Sarah Klemish.
Our Special Investigators for April, Adrienne Ford, Heather Jacob, Helena Virpi, and Tracee Provis, are rounding out the month with absolutely gorgeous creations once again.
Please use the links to visit all these ladies' pages in the Guest Detective forum to say hi and hear how they responded to our Interrogation.
As always, Michele has created an awesome set of CSI Coordinates for you! CSI Coordinates can always be found at the bottom of the reveal threads. Scroll all the way to the bottom, where it says "Attachments." They are just above the reply box.
Use all of the following colors:
Galactic Green - medium green with an olive tint (taken from the planet to the right of Saturn) - 180.170.83
The Blue Planet - a cobalt blue (taken from a patch on the Earth) - 14.50.102
Seriously Solar - a sunny golden yellow (taken from Saturn's rings) - 245.205.105
Celes-teal - teal (taken from the planet below the green one) - 151.183.159
Milky Way - beige (taken from the music paper background) - 240.224.200
Use at least 2 of the following elements:
Book pages or sheet music
Stars (embellishments or paper)
Create a patchwork effect.
Translucent elements where the background shows through
Space = white space
Use at least one of the following elements:
Write a free verse poem or other type of poem.
Write about your astrological sign.
Write your journaling in a circle.
mysteries of the universe - journal about something puzzling
Inspiration words: energy, revolve, atmosphere (use these as a jumping-off point for your journaling--not just a title)
This is my take, I've called it "Chimera", you'll understand why when you read the journalling tee hee ;)) The backing paper and all fussy cut details are from KaiserCraft.
The photo is by a famous photographer called Denise Grünstein.
The absolutely gorgeous clock face is from Lindy in Brisbane, thank you so so much sweetie!
Horrible Blogger!! am growling and tearing my hair out! Everything looks really weird, so sorry about that. Haven't figured out how things work in this new interface.
Well, the sun is still shining and only 3 days to go before it's weekend again YAY! Thanks for your visit ye kind people!
Take care, be good! xoxoxo Eila